Skip to comments.Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel
Posted on 02/22/2018 4:17:54 PM PST by SJackson
Cape Town, South Africa, July 9 Day Zero. Thats when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry
before Israel declared statehood in 1948, its leaders focused on water security as closely as they did military preparedness.
Israel is in the fifth year of drought, today citizens can reliably count on abundant water.
Cape Town another story. reservoirs began receding more than two years ago. This problem turned into a crisis because of subsidy-distorted water pricing, inefficient irrigation, and a lack of desalination facilities and a long-term plan. In 2016 officials from Israels Foreign Ministry recognized the problem and alerted national, provincial and local governments in South Africa. Israel has trained water technicians in more than 100 countries, and it offered to bring in desalination experts to help South Africa.
South African officials ignored or rebuffed the no-strings Israeli proposal.
The leadership of South Africas dominant political party, the African National Congress, aligns itself with the Palestinian cause...the ANC has refused to develop warm relations with Israel. This antagonism goes back to the 1960s, when current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas lived in Moscow with exiled ANC leaders, and Yasser Arafat often visited.
Even more confounding, the South Africans turned to Iran for help. South Africas water minister visited Tehran. Iran agreed to help develop South Africas water infrastructure.
Unlike Israel, Iran is not known for its water-management expertise. Anger over water shortages was a feature of the recent Iranian protests.
Israel brought a team of water professionals to Cape Town. Neither the mayor nor any senior municipal official would see them.
If the South Africans are snubbing the Israelis out of solidarity with the Palestinians, they might want to consider this: The Palestinian Authority has worked with Israel on a range of water projects since 1995.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
Article behind a pay wall. Snipped about half of article but the problem comes through.
Let them drink salt water.
South Africa and Israel were buddies under apartheid. Nobody liked either of them. Israel should offer it for free. Not that it would be accepted.
as long as the current govt of South Africa wants to play Nazi, it will keep going down hill
“Israel should offer it for free. Not that it would be accepted.”
Israel should let the ingrates fend for themselves.
No good deed goes unpunished by fools.
5 years with no drinking water will cure this problem.
“South African officials ignored or rebuffed the no-strings Israeli proposal.” Can’t say for sure if Israel is offefing to train SA techs for free, but it would not surprise me.
And I care about this... why??
Israel offered, South Africa said no.
Oh well. I’m sure alliance with the Palestinians will bring plenty of water to South Africa.
Perhaps the pigastinians can help them out with their world renowned ignorance.
I wonder how South Africa finds the taste of Jew-hatred dust instead of water?
And no, I am not Jewish. I am a Christian in the Templar tradition.
This is only the start. The new president of So Africa has announced that he intends to confiscate White owned farm land without any compensation. Shades of the former great agricultural state of Rhodesia. Can you say Robert Mugabe? Too bad for all of the SA Whites who have remained in SA all of these years hoping that things would get better.
Speaking of which: why are there no Israeli’s at the Olympics?
I’m sure Wakanda will save the residents of Cape Town with its amazing high-tech capabilities. The West should not interfere.
There are several Isreali athletes including two excellent men’s figure skaters.
Nice spin, but it will go dry because South Africa is in a rapid transition from a modern western state to a third world ****hole country.
Stay thirsty my friends...
Well never saw them even though I’ve watched. Never heard of any.
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This should not be a problem. According to our media, blacks are the smartest people on Earth. This problem should be solved before breakfast is served.
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